Rheinszene am Housatonic

Der Rhein in der Weltliteratur. Herman Melville: Israel Potter – 50 Years of Exile. (Hinweis: Roland Bergère.)
„With what rapture you behold, hovering over some vast hollow of the hills, or slowly drifting at an immense height over the far sunken Housatonic valley, some lordly eagle, who in unshared exaltation looks down equally upon plain and mountain. Or you behold a hawk sallying from some crag, like a Rhenish baron of old from his pinnacled castle, and darting down towards the river from his prey.“